Napoli forward Jose Callejon has urged teammate Gonzalo Higuain to stay in Naples, despite interest from the likes of Juventus and Arsenal.

The 29-year-old also claimed that he has a very close relationship with Higuain, and that he hasn’t heard anything about him wanting to leave.


Higuain enjoyed his most prolific Serie A season to date last campaign, topping the charts with 36 goals in 35 games, which smashed the Serie A record for most goals scored in one season.

His unrivalled form in front of goal has led to Arsenal, who are in desperate need of a new striker, and Juventus, who finished nine points above Napoli to win the league, both becoming interested in the Argentina international.

But Callejon feels confident the 28-year-old will stay put as Napoli aim to win their first Serie A title in 26 years next season.

“I want him to stay here at Napoli,” Callejon said, as quoted by ​Goal.

​”I have played with him for the last three seasons, two at Napoli and one at Real Madrid, and I now have a strong relationship with him.

“I have not heard anything from Higuain that he wants to leave. A lot of the news at this time of year is just mere speculation. It would be a shame if he is not with us next season.”

Napoli have already secured their first summer signing this summer, with central defender Lorenzo Tonelli arriving from Empoli for €10m.

The signing could suggest that longstanding Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly could finally be on his way to West London after months of speculation.

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